Griner in cast after breaking wrist on longboard


WACO, Texas (AP)   Brittney Griner has a broken right wrist sustained in a longboard accident.

Coach Kim Mulkey tells The Associated Press that the 6-foot-8 All-American center will be in a cast for four weeks.

The school released no other details Wednesday about the injury. Mulkey first revealed Griner’s injury while attending an awards banquet in New York City on Tuesday night.

Griner helped lead undefeated Baylor to the first 40-win season in NCAA history, capped when the Lady Bears won their second national championship last month. She averaged 23.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.2 blocks per game, and was the AP women’s college basketball player of the year.

Griner withdrew from consideration to play for the U.S. women’s basketball team at the London Olympics this summer.


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